Latest posts by Obelixx

Advice please on bare root roses

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 22:20

Dunk each pot in a bucket of water till no further air bubbles appear and then remove and set in a sheltered corner.  They should be fine unless you get a heat wave and even then they'll recover with another dunking in a bucket.

Do this before planting them out too and do follow MowT's advice about ericaceous soil conditioner.

Climbing rose

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 22:13

Dublin Bay?  The Beales site says it's good for a pillar or obelisk but nothing about training over arches so maybe it isn't flexible enough..

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 22:01

Just back from dance class and enjoying a glass of wine with some cheese and biscuits.  40 mins if jive and then cha-cha so very aerobic and knackering and then she went on to Bolero, a dance OH and I have never heard of, let alone learned.  

Watching Masterchef now.   We had one whole mm of rain while we were out.  This is not going to lubricate my new beds.

Hosta - sounds very unpleasant.  Have they checked for gallstones as well as kidney stones?  Hope you get it sorted soon.

Liri - maybe your pieris will make new shoots.  Shame about your magnolia.

Pat - I liked Canberra for shopping when I was there in 2000.  Lots of options from markets to malls.

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 18:08

Sumptuous Busy.  Looking forward to mine flowering.

SHRUB ID PLEASE. (lost the label)

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 15:53

Not like any escallonia I've ever seen.  They usually have slightly rounder leaves with serrated edges.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 15:36

Like I said, eat enough and you won't notice but she will.  Start bunging a clove in every sauce or casserole you make and roast whole cloves with your Sunday roast to enhance the gravy..

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 15:33

Some are early and some are middle and some late flowerers.  I had a dozen different hemerocallis in my last garden with flowering times from May to October frosts.  The early, yellow ones had the shortest flowering period but a lovely perfume.

Last edited: 27 April 2017 15:34:15

Lilac seeds

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 15:29

Yes, the fancy white ones are usually grafted onto more vigorous ordinary purple stock.  Others too no doubt.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 15:26

Pat - I didn't mean give her the sauce.I meant eat loads so she gets ponged away.

Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 15:24

I love figs and was disappointed to find a whopper in this new garden with not a single fruit.   I had a "chat" with it in December whilst I wielded the loppers and secateurs and it now covered in small fruits.  I'm hoping for lots of yum.

All the "normal" hydrangeas in my old gardens were gifts so I wasn't heartbroken when they didn't grow.   Then I found out about paniculatas being a Belgian speciality with lots of goodies bred by the de Belders who also bred Hamamelis such as Jelena.so I knew they'd cope.

Joyce - I had to climb.  We'd been looking for her for 2 hours before she gave a plaintive mew.  She's a whizz at trees but wasn't moving at all and had her claws stuck in deep and her bum against the trunk.  OH is home form golf and says she's sitting on next door's grassy orchard area.  Oh well.

He says he had to scrape ice off the car this morning at 7am and it was still on the ground when he got to Cholet, further inland.   Fine by me if  get nightingale song and starlight at bedtime.

Discussions started by Obelixx

Who's nicked my figs?

Mystery fig disappearance 
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Snake ID please

Found canoodling in the sun but what are they? 
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Clematis ID

Can you name this clematis? 
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Feeble hyacinths or Spanish bluebells?

Opinions please 
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Erection and siting 
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Cutting garden

Tips please 
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What to do with them 
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Weather station

Recommendations please 
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Clematis varieties

New varieties (to me). Anyone grow them? 
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Non fruiting fig

How to prod it into fruiting mode? 
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Another ID please

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Shrub ID please

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Beechgrove has started

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Horticultural Retail Therapy 
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